Campus de Beaulieu
35042 RENNES Cedex
tel : +33 2 99 84 74 28
fax : +33 2 99 84 71 71
I have been involved in research in the field of Computer Vision since 1990. After having finished his studies in Engineering Science at ``École Polytechnique'' and ``École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées'' in Paris, I joined the Fundamental Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (LIFIA) in 1990, to achieve a Ph.D. in computer vision. Since July 1993 and the defense of this thesis, I have had a research position at CNRS, still in LIFIA, which became GRAVIR since then.
From november 1995 until october 1996, I was visiting research scientist at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, USA working on a project of automatic landmark recognition for vehicles in urban environment.
In July 1999, I moved from Grenoble to Rennes where he joint the IRISA research unit. In 2002, I founded a new research group devoted to multimedia document analysis and management, with a special emphasis on the problems raised by the management of very large volumes of documents.
My research interests are image indexing and recognition in large databases, multimedia documents description. I teach graduate courses in computer science and computer vision. I am associate editor of the journal "Traitement du signal". I participate to numerous national projects on multimedia description and indexing, with applications to television archiving, copyright protection for photo agencies, personal picture management on set-top-boxes. In the frame of the 6th Framework Program from European Union, I am currently involved in the MUSCLE Network of Excellence and in the Enthrone and AceMedia Integrated projects.
last update : July 23rd, 2003